New Zealand new vehicle sales in January rose 1.3% year on year to 12,649 units.

With the Clean Car Discount gone following a change of government late in 2023, petrol and diesel vehicle registrations surged to account for 96.2% of registrations or 12,173 units.

Top three overall market leaders were: Toyota (20.4%; 2,586 units), Ford (16.2%; 2,047) and Mitsubishi (11.7%; 1,474).

The top three segments were SUV Medium (21.9%), Pick up/Chassis Cab 4×4 (20.4%) and SUV Compact (19.3%).

Light passenger registrations fell 12.4% to 8,120 units headed by Toyota (1,632; 20.1%), Mitsubishi (1,144 units; 14.1%) and Kia (828; 10.2%).

The top selling light passenger models were the Toyota RAV4 (619), Mitsubishi ASX (438) and Mitsubishi Outlander (431).

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January registrations of commercial vehicles rose 53.5% to 3,793 units.

Ford retained market lead with 41.2% (1,563 units) followed by Toyota (25.1%; 953) and Mitsubishi (8.7%; 330).

Top selling models were the Ford Ranger (1,470 ), Toyota Hilux (657 ) and Mitsubishi Triton (330).